Nestlé Nespresso has introduced the variety Tanzaru Limited Edition 2010. Tanzaru Limited Edition 2010 features the flavors of Tanzanian Arabic coffees and the delicate and balanced taste of Peruvian Arabic coffees. The coffee has bright citrus notes alongside a slight tartness of green tones adding unlimited freshness to the rich espresso.
Nespresso has also created a collection of art cups sets designed by Christian Ghion and then developed by design group Onze Dixieme. Tanzaru Limited Edition 2010 scores 4 points of 10 in the Nespresso coffee strength rating.
Just add some coffee into these coffee bean ice molds, and then add that into your java for an unwatered down ultimate iced coffee. Made from super-strong, dishwasher-safe pure silicone, the Cool Beans Ice Cube Coffee Tray measures 8″ long and 4.5″ wide. We're thinking for $7.99 this may make the Summer iced coffee season even better.
We've had several reader write ins that they've seen the Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System in their local Target. We were under the impression the Tassimo T45 model would have a longer shelf life, but it looks like the Tassmio T20 will now take over the price point at $99. Reader impressions are the quality of the machine is not the same as the Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System, and the new cup stand is a bit flimsy. We'll have to get a Tassimo T20 ourselves and do a review soon.
Comes in White and Black
1.5 litre tank which should mean that you don't need to refill constantly
As well as coffee, cappuccino, espresso and macchiato drinks from Carte Noir, Kenco, Seattle's Best, and Starbucks the Tassimo Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System can also make Milka hot chocolate, Starbucks House Blend and Twinings English Breakfast Tea.
The main parts of the T20 can be taken apart and put in the dishwasher.
There is a compartment for the quick-start manual and cable storage.
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Nabob uses a combination of their espresso T-Discs and the usual latte milk creamer T-Discs which are common among most latte varieties such as those offered by Maxwell House & Gevalia... only this time, they've decided to follow suit and give people a healthier choice with their own Nabob Skinny Latte T-Discs. These have apparently just been released on the Canadian market within the past few weeks.
The skinny latte creamer is now composed of skim milk concentrate which Nabob claims has 56% fewer calories than their regular latte creamer (packaging shows 35 calories total & 0g of fat). We found it lost most of its buttery taste and seemed more akin to evaporated skim milk. As we've reported in the past, we don't personally dislike the taste of the original creamers, but thought Kraft still had some room for improvement. The same holds even more true with this "skinny" version, but more on that later.
There's speculation in the Single Serve Coffee Forums that a new Keurig Mini - the Keurig Mini Plus. It should be out sometime April, has a few pretty neat features including a display that shows you the kcup brewing. It also is said to feature a button on the brew tray that pops up if the brew tray is full and two different cup sizes. It is also a little bigger looking than the Mini.
No word on where it will be for sale, and the details of the cup sizes makes me think it's going to have a reservoir. We'll let you know as we find things out, and of course this is just a rumor for now.
Why drink your coffee when you can inhale it? Well thanks to the creative engineering by Harvard professor David Edwards, coffee drinkers can now breathe their morning cup of coffee using Le Whif.
How does it work? Users place one end of the stick, which is about the size of a lipstick tube, to their lips, then inhale gently. 'Whiffers' intake about 100 milligrams of caffeine (which is equivalent to a small cup of espresso) and less than a single calorie with each Le Whif.
There isn't that many different coffee Whifs to enjoy just yet, but they expect to add more in the future. The sticks do come in three additional flavors--chocolate, raspberry chocolate, and mint chocolate--and, according to Le Whif's global operations manager the company is working on 'an inhalable three-course meal. Sounds like Wonka magic to us.
It looks like if you live and work in Chicago you'll have the chance to win a B155 Keurig Brewer, and tickets to a pre-show at Second City. Keurig, a leader in single serve coffee brewing for the home and the office and The Second City is giving your workplace the chance to be named Chicago's Funniest Office!
They're looking to see how Chicago businesses kick off the morning with humor and coffee. If you think your office has what it takes, grab a video camera and catch the humor in action! Simply follow the submission steps to enter the contest from 9:00 a.m. March 17, 2010 through 11:59 p.m. April 23, 2010.
Each finalist will receive a free Keurig Commercial Series B155 Brewing System and a 12 count box of K-Cup® variety portion pack, allowing everyone in the office to choose, brew and enjoy a personalized cup of gourmet coffee in less than a minute! In addition, Chicago's Funniest Office grand prize winner will also receive four boxes of K-Cup® variety packs, 15 tickets to The Second City, a pre-show behind the scenes tour and their winning video displayed on The Second City Shorts YouTube page.
There's a new type of coffee for your single serve coffee maker - revv and revv Pulse energy drinks. Responding to the exploding consumer interest in energy drinks, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has introduced two new K-Cup portion packs for Keurig Single-Cup Brewers that contain more coffee and more kick. revv and revv pulse K-Cups are packed with 100% Arabica coffee to create a stimulating cup of rich body, smooth balance, and high-octane energy.
The revv and revv pulse K-Cups pack more coffee into every K-Cup, so you can super-charge your day without extra sugar or calories. revv and revv Pulse were designed to appeal to the same active consumers who made energy drinks the fastest-growing beverage category in the U.S. According to a 2009 report from Mintel International Group, 50% of adults surveyed say they drink coffee for an energy boost.
We should receive some of these crazy new revv energy coffee K-Cups soon to review, and we'll let you know how they revv us up.
The Pod CM02 is a single serve coffee machine using rigid capsules, and looking like something out of a sci-fi film space opera a al 2001 a Space Odyssey. Designed by Vinod Gangotra for Selec Line (Asia), the one push button operating machine makes it easy and practical for small to medium sized businesses or for domestic use. We don't know just who will release this cool looking machine and under what final brand, but thanks to Vinod for sending this in prior to release.
-1.o Litre water tank
17 bar pressure
Automatic capsule ejecting system
Capsules from Italy availiable in 6 different aroma's
Green Mountain Coffee has introduced Travel Mug K-Cups portion packs for the Keurig single serve coffee brewing system. For most of us making a travel mug cup of coffee means 12oz of steaming hot coffee, and these K-Cups will hold their own. We're pretty excited to see three of our more travel friendly flavors available in this travel mug k-cup size:
French Roast Travel Mug K-Cups
Donut House Travel Mug K-Cups
Breakfast Blend Travel Mug K-Cups
We'll have some of these Travel Mug K-Cups to review soon, and we're also anxious to try them using less water than the travel mug setting. Perhaps we'll get a super dark brew?
We featured this redesign that we thought might only surface in Europe last Fall, and now it's nice to see we're going to get an "O" shaped Nescafe Dolce Gusto sometime this year in the US. This sneak peek at the new Dolce Gusto coffee brewer at the 2010 Home and Housewares Expo in Chicago was captured by the crew over at CoffeeWiz.com. Thanks for getting the picture - and what do you think? Are you buying? Or are you crying? Sound off in the comments with your feelings about this novel design.
There's always a Yin and a Yang in politics, so when you have a Tea Party you need a Coffee Party. We're not going all political here at Single Serve Coffee, but when a group of people call themselves the Coffee Party we take notice. The Coffee Party formed around drinking well - coffee in coffee houses and is made up of frustrated liberal activists, disheartened conservatives and political newborns. They're young and old, rich and poor, black, white and all shades of coffee. Well - that just makes them coffee drinkers right?
With any new party it's hard to say what they're about, but we do know drinking coffee and talking politics can either be fun or infuriating. One thing of note - in the time of Charles II coffeehouses and drinking coffee was outlawed because it made for such fierce political maneuverings to the king - so it's nice to see this movement at least not being banned but celebrated.
We like to think of this Canon travel mug as the transformers of coffee mugs. This deceptive lens looking travel mug was handed out at the Vancouver Olympic games. Josh Weisberg, director of the Microsoft Rich Media Group, got one at the Olympic Press Center, and sent the above photograph of it to PDNPulse. Alas - they are not for sale to the general public, but perhaps you can write Canon and tell them how much you want one. We'd like one too.
It had never dawned on us that we reviewed the Nescafé Dolce Gusto system a while back but had completely forgotten to follow-up with reviews of the individual capsules which were available for it. Well readers, rest assured that glaring omission has now been resolved starting with this very review. From its quirky "alien duck thingy" looks to its professional quality 15-bar pressure (which produces incredibly rich, frothy drinks) to its fully manual controls & 100% no-mess cleanup... we love just about everything on this machine and we love the variety of its coffee capsules even more.
We decided to start with the most basic of all capsules, Nescafé's Caffè Americano, which is actually a recent addition to the lineup as it appeared online & in stores only within the past several months. A quick gander at Wikipedia reveals that an Americano is "a style of coffee prepared by adding hot water to espresso, giving a similar strength but different flavor from regular drip coffee". We didn't have any of the cool Nescafé color-coded mugs seen on the packaging and certainly wouldn't mind if the kind folks at Nescafé would send a few our way the next time they have an overstock *cough*. So, all shameless begging aside, pardon us for using a plain 12oz glass mug instead. We decided to limit the amount of water to approx. 8 or 10oz as to not dilute the coffee too much.
We love the low earth orbit we achieve after drinking a cup of Jet Fuel coffee. With speeds approaching Mach 5, this coffee is bold and rich with a dark intense set of coffee flavors. Jet Fuel K-Cups also come packed in a 33% reduction in packaging with a single 50-Count box. The 40% recycled cardboard in every package also helps to make this purchase of single serve coffee even greener with soy based non-toxic ink on all the packaging. And if that wasn't enough you can thank yourself for helping reduce carbon emissions due to more efficient packaging and transportation.
We've got something a little different for you this morning. How about behind the scenes footage of the upcoming episode of "Live It Up" with Donna Drake featuring Jim Evans from CoffeeWiz.com? Yup - we thought you'd enjoy this. Filmed at Digital Waterworks in Long Island, NY the segment will feature a comparison of that boring old regular drip coffee to what we all know is the future of coffee - Single Serve Coffee.
With the announcement of the Smucker's deal and K-Cups to be made for the Millstone and Folger's brand of coffees, we couldn't resist thinking about all the flavors of Dunkin Donuts coffee that maybe in the future could be made into K-Cups. Though there's no mention directly of Dunkin Donuts K-Cups - how about some Dunkin' Turbo K-Cups? Dunkin' Turbo is the new rich, smooth, medium roast coffee that has an extra boost of delicious Dunkin' Donuts flavor to kick-start your day. Dunkin' Donuts flavor?
We'll have to get some and try it as we do enjoy a "Medium Regular" cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee every once in awhile. Would you like to see Dunkin' Donuts K-Cups? What are your favorite Dunkin' coffees you'd like to see in a K-Cup if they ever made them?
The Carpuccino, a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco which has been modified to run on ground coffee, will drive 210 miles between Manchester and London in the coming weeks. The trip will require over 150 pounds of coffee, with the car getting a mileage of roughly 1.4 miles per pound (now that's a lot of coffee). The vehicle can hit speeds of 60mph, though the trip could take as long as ten hours, as the car has to stop every 60 miles to clean out its coffee filters- no joke.
The Carpuccino was built by the BBC1 show Bang Goes The Theory as a reminder to show how unconventional fuels can power vehicles. Now the sad part - the Carpuccino's trip will cost up to 50 times as much as it would if it were running on gas. Maybe they should have run it on espresso alone instead of just the grounds? Thanks to Michael for sending this in.
We're always on the lookout for a coffee cup that both helps us use less throwaway cups, and looks pretty cool. We've seen many versions of the "faux" porcelain cup, and we think the sleeve and lid in silicon makes this one a winner. The sleeve may come brown or white when you order this, and the single-walled, porcelain cup with attachable silicon lid keep drinks warm while helping the environment.
Update:CoffeeWiz.com just sent us word they've sold over 1000 cups since introduction last year of the ECO-Cup. That means they've helped to save 300,000+ paper, plastic, and styrofoam cups the fate of ending up in a landfill. Our hat is off to CoffeeWiz.com for featuring this product and promoting eco-friendly ways of enjoying coffee.
After our recent battle with a frozen downspout, we didn't quite feel like getting a coffee buzz once back inside the house, so instead, we started craving some good old-fashioned hot chocolate. This got us to thinking, it's been ages since we reviewed any hot chocolate T-Discs for the Tassimo system and there hasn't been anything available to our liking... until the introduction of Milka Hot Chocolate T-discs on tassimo.com several months ago.
More common to the European market than on "this side of the pond", Milka Hot Chocolate is a combination of chocolate syrup T-Discs blended with European milk creamer T-Discs. The goal is to create a creamier version of hot chocolate than what we're used to with the Tassimo system. We've tried to enjoy the only other option, Suchard T-Discs, through their original version to their larger creamer-sized version and back to their recent "European Recipe" version, but they're just too watery for our liking and left a lot to be desired.
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Packed in a 3 count box pack, these smart capsules make a perfect Americano using the Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine. We love a good Cafe Americanano, and can't wait to try these for the Nescafe Dolce Gusto. Has anyone else tried them?
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